Brenda K. Wallingford, DNP, RN
Brenda K. Wallingford, DNP, RN

Brenda K. Wallingford, DNP, RN

Adjunct Assistant Professor
College of Nursing


  • Neonatology

Academic Appointments


  • Nursing - Doctorate


  • Adjunct Assistant Professor

Teaching Activity

  • Faculty for the Advanced Nurse Practitioner Program, Neonatalogy track.


Dr. Brenda Wallingford is an Assistant Professor for the College of Nursing. Brenda graduated from the Creighton Neonatal Nurse Practitioner program with her Master's degree in 2002 and her Doctoral degree in 2011. She has practiced in the field of neonatology for over three decades. Her primary focus has been on the "Golden Hour Practice", Neurodevelopment and implementation of developmental care practices, and respiratory management of the preterm neonate. Brenda has lectured at national and local conferences as well as multiple poster presentations on neonatal topics. She published Implementation and Evaluation of "Golden Hour" Practices in infants younger than 33 weeks gestation, NAINR. 2012;12(2):86-96 and is Co-Editor in chief for: Nurse-Neonatal Intensive Care. St. Petersburg FL, StatPearls Publishing, LLC, 2016.


  • DNP in Neonatology, Creighton University, 2011


NRP instructor, PALS BLS NCC - both RN and NNP certification

Publications and Presentations


  • Poster presentation: Incidence of thrombocytopenia in infants born at less than 1500 grams to mothers with and without pre-eclampsia, 2016
  • Poster Presentation: Pilot study: Duration of abnormal ANC in preterm infants born to mothers with preeclampsia, 2015
  • Poster presentation: Absolute neutrophil counts in preterm infants born to mothers with preeclampsia is correlated with gestational age, 2015
  • Poster presentation at 18th Annual Nursing Leadership; topic was "Golden Hour", 2013
  • Golden Hour practice, impact for nursing staff., 2013

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Golden Hour Practice
    Neurodevelopment of neonates - benefits of developmentally supportive care
    Respiratory management of the neonate
    Maternal PIH and effect of thrombocytopenia in the neonate